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File #: 14-4732    Version: 1 Name: U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant
Type: Grant Award Renewal Status: Approved
File created: 8/13/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Environmental Control Grantee: Department of Environmental Control Grantor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: This project provides funding for Cook County, Illinois Coalition to inventory, characterize, assess, conduct cleanup planning, and community involvement related activities for brownfields sites in Cook County, Illinois area. This agreement is a community-wide Brownfields Coalition Assessment Cooperative Agreement for hazardous substances and petroleum sites. Grant Amount: $600,000.00 Grant Period: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2017 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Concurrences: The Budget Department has received all requisite documents and determined the fiscal impact on Cook County, if any. Summary: Cook County, in along with seven municipal partners (Bellwood, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Maywood, Northlake, and Schiller Park) will assi...
Indexes: (Inactive) DEBORAH STONE, Director, Department of Environmental Control
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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD
 
Department:  Environmental Control
 
Grantee:  Department of Environmental Control   
 
Grantor:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  
 
Request:  Authorization to accept grant  
 
Purpose:  This project provides funding for Cook County, Illinois Coalition to inventory, characterize, assess, conduct cleanup planning, and community involvement related activities for brownfields sites in Cook County, Illinois area. This agreement is a community-wide Brownfields Coalition Assessment Cooperative Agreement for hazardous substances and petroleum sites.
 
Grant Amount:  $600,000.00  
 
Grant Period:  10/1/2014 - 9/30/2017
 
Fiscal Impact:  N/A  
 
Accounts:  N/A
 
Concurrences:
The Budget Department has received all requisite documents and determined the fiscal impact on Cook County, if any.
 
Summary:  Cook County, in along with seven municipal partners (Bellwood, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Maywood, Northlake, and Schiller Park) will assist in the environmental assessment and eventual redevelopment of potentially contaminated properties within the coalition area. The Center for Neighborhood Technology identified at least 87 vacant, abandoned or underused sites in these seven communities. The EPA grant will help fund an environmental assessment of these sites, focusing on contamination stemming from bulk petroleum storage and other hazardous materials. The funding is distributed through the EPA Brownfields Program, which cleans up and reinvests in sites that are contaminated-or perceived to be so-and have limited redevelopment potential because of potential liability.
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